July

July 1 — Duck Stamp Born (1934)

July 2 — Morrill Act Created Land-Grant Universities (1862)

July 3 — The Great Auk Went Extinct (1844)

July 4 — Stephen Mather, Founding Director of the National Park Service, Born (1967)

July 5 — Yoshimaro Yamashina and Ernst Mayr, Ornithologists, Born (1900, 1904)

July 6 — Maria Martin, Naturalist and Author, Born (1796)

July 7 — Alaska Admitted as a State (1958)

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July 9 — Starbucks Abandoned Plastic Straws (2018)

July 10 — Rainbow Warrior Bombed and Sunk (1985)

July 11 — World Population Day

July 12 — Herbert Zim, Creator of “Golden Guides,” Born (1909)

July 13 — Source of the Mississippi River Discovered (1832)

July 14 — George Washington Carver National Monument Established (1943)

July 15 — Emmeline Pankhurst, British Suffragette Leader, Born (1858)

July 16 — UNESCO Added Giant Panda and Shark Sanctuaries to World Heritage List (2006)

July 17 — Handel’s “Water Music” Premiered (1717)

July 18 — Gilbert White, the “First Ecologist,” Born (1720)

July 19 — Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Created (1976)

July 20 — Gregor Mendel, Pioneering Geneticist, Born (1822)

July 21 — Aswan High Dam Opened (1970)

July 22 — Ratcatcher’s Day

July 23 — Commercial Whaling Banned (1982)

July 24 — Machu Picchu Discovered (1911)

July 25 — Jim Corbett, Tiger Conservationist, Born (1875)

July 26 — James Lovelock, Originator of Gaia Theory, Born (1919)

July 27 — Przewalski’s Horse Gave Birth by Artificial Insemination (2013)

July 28 — Beatrix Potter, Author and Conservationist, Born (1866)

July 29 — International Tiger Day

July 30 — Golden Spike National Historical Park Created (1965)

July 31 — Curt Gowdy, Sportscaster and Conservationist, Born (1919)

This Month in Conservation

June 1
US Announced Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement (2017)
June 2
Edwin Way Teale, Nature Writer, Born (1899)
June 3
The World’s First Wilderness Area Established (1924)
June 4
Gaylord Nelson, Politician and Conservationist, Born (1916)
June 5
World Environment Day
June 6
Novarupta Volcano Erupted in Alaska (1912)
June 7
Thomas Malthus Published His Famous Essay (1798)
June 8
Bryce Canyon National Park Created (1923)
June 9
Coral Triangle Day
June 10
E. O. Wilson, Father of Biodiversity, Born (1929)
June 11
Jacques Cousteau, Ocean Explorer, Born (1910)
June 12
Frank Chapman, Dean of American Ornithologists, Born (1864)
June 13
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, Born (1944)
June 14
Bramble Cay Melomys Went Extinct (2016)
June 15
Global Wind Day
June 16
Gray Whale Delisted (1994)
June 17
World Day to Combat Desertification
June 18
Alexander Wetmore, Dean of American Ornithologists, Born (1866)
June 19
Feast of the Forest, Palawan, Philippines
June 20
Great Barrier Reef Protected (1975)
June 21
World Hydrography Day
June 22
Cuyahoga River Burst into Flames (1969)
June 23
Antarctic Treaty Implemented (1961)
June 24
David McTaggart, Greenpeace Leader, Born (1932)
June 25
David Douglas, Pioneering Botanist, Born (1799)
June 26
United Nations Chartered (1945)
June 27
Tajik National Park Added to World Heritage List (2013)
June 28
Mark Shand, Asian Elephant Conservationist, Born (1951)
June 29
Mesa Verde National Park Created (1906)
June 30
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Created (1940)
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